Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: May 5th 2015

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 416

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s

Buy it : Amazon

First Line: The forest became a labyrinth of snow and ice.

**You throw the word labyrinth in a book and I am usually there. I know it has nothing to do with the 1986 movie with David Bowie…but I still love the word!**

Synopsis: Feyre has the burden of taking care of her family. Her father has lost his fortune and has a bad leg, her mother is gone, and her sisters are too accustomed to the world of the rich. It is up to Feyre to take care of her family, to make sure they are fed and clothed. Even if she is the youngest.

One day, she comes across a wolf, who is about to attack the dear she has been stalking. She kills the both, taking the dear home and skinning the wolf to sell his pelt. What Feyre didn’t know was that the wolf was a fairy and now, she has to pay the price for the life she has taken. A large beast of a fairy comes to her home and takes her into the fairy land, demanding that she stay forever.

Soon, Feyre finds out that there is trouble in the land and she also finds out that Tamlin, the beast that brought her there, isn’t as bad as he first seemed.

Review:
I love a good fairy tale. I love Beauty and the Beast because…maybe because of the library. Or maybe because in that one story, the girl really could change the man. This is the story of Beauty and the Beast, only a little darker than the story we are used to.

It is a beautiful story about falling in love and doing anything to save the person you love. I won’t even lie, the beast, Tamlin, seems like a beautiful and tortured fey being. But I fell in love with Lucien, his emissary. For once in my reading history, I am okay with the female lead taking away the male lead. I will be happy with Lucien. I know it’s silly, but…just read the book.

Can I please be taken into the fairy world and fall in love with a beautiful high lord?

 

Conclusion:
This story is beautifully written and I am glad that it is the first experience I have had reading something by Sarah J. Maas. The characters go through so much and throughout, Feyre becomes a stronger woman, who learns that she doesn’t have to take care of everyone.

What a magical story this was! If I didn’t have so many books to read I would be re-reading this already. Sarah J. Maas is a fantastic author and I can’t wait to read more from her.

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